This is Australia's longest running comedy series, following the hilarious adventures of top architect Martin Kelly, who gives up his business to raise his three children. And the kid next door Nudge.
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Series cast summary:
Julie McGregor Julie McGregor ...  Betty Wilson / ... 293 episodes, 1987-1994
Robert Hughes ...  Martin Kelly 267 episodes, 1987-1994
Sarah Monahan ...  Jenny Kelly / ... 233 episodes, 1987-1994
Christopher Truswell ...  Gerald 'Nudge' Noritas / ... 177 episodes, 1987-1994
Simone Buchanan ...  Debbie Kelly / ... 169 episodes, 1987-1994
Christopher Mayer Christopher Mayer ...  Simon Kelly 148 episodes, 1988-1991
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Storyline

Comedy series about a top architect, Martin Kelly, who gives up his business to cope with his three children when his wife dies. With the help of eccentric country cousin Betty, Martin soon finds that looking after Jenny, Debbie and Simon means more decisions, problems and crises than he ever faced at work. Martin later departs to take on a high paying architectural job in Saudi Arabia, leaving his friend, divorced father of two, Greg Russell, to take over the Kelly family business. Written by Anonymous

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Australia

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English

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1987 (Australia) See more »

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Hey Dad See more »

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(293 episodes)

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Trivia

Debbie's friend Tiffany's phone number is 413-2998. See more »

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Jenny's age changes from mid-teen to pre-teen when Angela Keep replaces Sarah Monahan in the role. See more »

Crazy Credits

Each episode ends with a voiceover by one of the cast members, saying "Hey Dad..! is recorded in front of a studio audience. This has been a Gary Reilly Production for the Seven Network". Julie McGregor's version ends with "This is Betty speaking", while, in his earlier seasons, Ben Oxenbould's version ends with a stammer "...for the Se-Se-Se-Seven Network". See more »

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An island
16 August 2005 | by stevewest-1See all my reviews

I was reminded of Hey Dad! by a site called "Jump the Shark". It's been a very long time since I've seen it but looking back it was surprising I grew up with an Australian sitcom alongside other shows such as Growing Pains and Family Ties.

As everyone probably knows the show's early years were the best but I persisted with it until a little kid showed up in the house and wasn't just a guest star. Hey Dad! didn't leave any real impression on me and the only jokes I remember today are Betty putting white-out on the screen of her new computer and Dad's Volvo being taken out for a joy ride with the car being put in reverse at 60 km/h.

I avoid Australian programs on commercial TV nowdays and I wonder if that's just because I'm older or because the programs in the 80's and early 90's were a lot better.


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